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Well, thereâ€™s a difference, isnâ€™t there? Even and Ienzo caused the apocalypse we see in KH1. Isa was just some random who lost his heart, who we learn in KH3 was apparently only involved with the Apprentices at all because he and Lea were trying to free some girl that was being experimented on. Even and Ienzo needed to apologize for their behavior prior to becoming Nobodies, those actions that caused Nobodies to be created in the first place, not for what happened while they were Nobodies missing their hearts and being manipulated by Xehanort.If you'd like us to explain why Ienzo and Zexion are different, I've got a great argument that you'll love. Here's a quote from Vexen "Now I can help someone with my research. Now, I can atone". Here's a quote from Ienzo "I should have known better, I am truly deeply sorry." Both Vexen and Ienzo are taking responsibility for their actions as Nobodies, and as Somebodies. They both recognize that BEFORE they became Nobodies, they already had darkness within them, that began to corrupt them. Becoming nobodies and being lied to probably exacerbated that.
As far as I understand it, Sora just uses it wrong and too often in quick succession which results in him overtaxing his own heart.
I think Young Xehanort uses an analogy as to exactly what is done wrong but I haven't played those scenes yet myself.
If the power would not be meant to do that Yen Sid wouldn't have them learn it to do exactly this in the first place. Both Mickey and Riku have this power too and no one stated it being "wrong" when Riku uses it in DDD to bring Sora back.
So I think the issue is not that the power isn't meant to be used to bring people back (which is its main purpose after all) but how it is used and how often.
Meta-wise it certainly serves as a sort of limiter to help keeping this power from being overpowered so it makes sense that if used too often in quick succession it increases the danger for the one using it.
One thing that threw me off in the ending was when Chirithy just appears in Land of Departure and Ven is just like "hey little guy!" It's almost as if he just suddenly now remembers Chirithy, and Terra and Aqua are just like "ohai". Anybody got any ideas as to what in the worlds is goin' on there?
Wonder where Namine will stay now that she is a complete person? I'd like to think Twilight Town so she can be genuine friends with Roxas and Xion
Considering the size of the mansion, we'd probably get to see Lea, Roxas, Xion, and Isa reside there too. So they can all be together. If it's even bigger than we get to see or if it's renovated bigger, Hayner, Pence, and Olette could live there too. Having the group live there they could have their own Ansem's castle situation.
Definitely the mansion. It's quiet, big, out of the way, and she did always seem fond of that place while she was drawing (blank points also seems to suggest that she'd likely spend her free time there). I could see her maybe cleaning things up or renovating a bit, and of course she'd probably get some help, but overall that's where I'd place her. The rest of the Twilight Town gang would probably get there own separate places within the actual town itself (don't think it really matters what specific part of town, but they'd probably be relatively close to each other over all).
Riku picked everyone up for that island party -- the shadow of the Gummi ship was seen on the clock tower.I think maybe Destiny Islands since after she was awakened, Riku came for her. I feel like Kairi wants her with her
You know, the more that I think back on the game as a whole (and I'm not sure if this was addressed yet, I kinda just jumped to the most recent page)... It seems like the subtle theme underneath it all is Sora being too reckless and his inability to listen to counsel at times. It's why I don't really feel sorry for him in terms of how he ends up (dead or otherwise lost to darkness in a Sleeping World), as much as I love the character.
Yen Sid even said back in 0.2 that the reason why he never told Sora and Riku about Aqua is because they would've staged a reckless attempt at a rescue, especially Sora. Even throughout the game here and there, the cast makes a few cracks at how reckless Sora can be, and it's really not until Young Xehanort says "what you're doing comes at a cost" is when you really start to go, "what exactly could the cost be"?
Mickey had to beg him not to leave in the ending, but Riku let him go because again, it's Sora -- everything always works out. Except, this time it didn't (far as we know), which was a bad call on Riku's part because Sora nearly became a vessel if it wasn't for Lea coming in at the last second in DDD.
And I think situations like this shows exactly why Riku's a Keyblade Master and Sora isn't -- he leaps first and asks questions later, which is dangerous, reckless and irresponsible. Again, Donald and Goofy had to beg Sora to not go into the Realm of Darkness because of the obvious risk. Sora went anyway, and it turned out to be the right call (even though I think Riku could've handled it once he got Mickey somewhere safe), but still. He doesn't listen to advice sometimes, and that's why he ends up in trouble.
You could make the argument that Yen Sid should've told Sora and Riku exactly how dangerous the Power of Waking is, but in Yen Sid's defense... He thought that at most, Sora's going to need the power to save Aqua and Ven, since Terra was MIA. There's no way he could've predicted that Sora was going to use the power to chase Hearts through multiple worlds without a care, and had Sora listened to Riku and went back to Yen Sid, I'm sure he would've explained exactly that, seeing as how Mickey seemed to know exactly how dangerous it was.
Sora is the character that you know is going to go life and limb to save you, but I really hope in the upcoming arc, he realizes that he can't be so self-sacrificial anymore and learns to be smarter about things like this, because there's only so many times Riku is gonna be able to go and dive after him. Sora may not like people teasing him about being reckless and stubborn, but it's true, so this arc should humble him immensely. No more of this "Everything will work out!" thinking, because it cost him twice.
The final boss wasn't anything noteworthy (Ansem and Xemnas in I and II were honestly better). How the problem got resolved kind of pissed me off (Master Xehanort just admitting defeat and handing over what was honestly a 17 year legacy (in our time I mean)), Sora leaving to save Kairi, and they don't even show how he got her back (I know WHY he didn't come back (because Kairi was the one guiding him in the first place, so he was okay until he had to go rescue his one lifeline)). The secret epilogue left me with a lot of questions (not too unhappy there, but Xigbar? Really? How the hell did he summon the other Foretellers to the present? Isn't time travel only possible for hearts (I mean, I'm guessing they became hearts after the first war, but they obviously didn't come into contact with replicas from what he saw)?).
Finally, the secret ending leads me to a couple of possibilities as to what it meant:
1. Sora somehow time travelled and is in the world BEFORE Kingdom Hearts was even a thing (and Riku chased after him at some point), and it's the Master of Masters plan to create it somehow so that the world can come to be as it is. As we saw in 3DS being in the realm of sleep and the flow of time are not too different, hence TWEWY being a part of the series.
2. Sora is in a COMPLETELY different dimension and the Master of Masters is planning on starting completely fresh and make a new Kingdom Hearts
PS Also, just a little complaint here, Sora may be reckless and a bit of airhead, but I feel like they were just insulting him in III when he couldn't put two and two together, and the would forget 30 seconds later.
PPS Also, just another couple of theories on the contents of the black box:
1. A book of prophecies for what comes AFTER the events of III, and the Foreteller's instructions on what to do after that (or maybe a book on what happened in the past and how Kingdom Hearts was made and what it all means)
2. A replica for the Master of Masters to return to when he's done doing whatever he's doing in Japan.
PPPS (Last one, I swear): I think the girl they keep referring to is Ava. She wasn't there at the Foreteller meeting, and they kept referencing a girl throughout the game. It's either her or Skuld, which I think is unlikely.